Category Archives: Readings in Secondary Literature

Some More Shakespeare in Korea

On the occasion of posting a link to my 2009 article on Lee Youn-taek’s Hamlet and Shakespeare in Korea in general, I noted that a lot has happened in the English-language research on Korean productions of Shakespeare. Indeed, compared to when … Continue reading

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Histories of Korean Theatre, part 2 (Contemporary Theatre)

Following up on my first post on Suh Yon-ho’s History of Korean Theatre (vol. 1: Modern Theatre), I now present the translated table of contents from the second volume which is about contemporary, i.e. post-war theatre. (the book is available for … Continue reading

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Histories of Korean Theatre, part 1 (Modern Theatre)

Both in order to get a broader knowledge on the recent history of theatre in Korea and quotable reference works, I had been looking for a reliable, up-to-date historiography of Korean theatre for quite a while. A friend suggested Suh … Continue reading

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Translated Theatre

The history of Korean theatre is also the history of the importation, translation, and adaptation of Western theatre. In fact, the twists and turns in the process of reception that set in roughly a hundred years ago illuminate not only … Continue reading

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Discourses on Tradition

I found myself an early Christmas present, right in theatre section of Bandis and Luni’s, deep in the dungeons of COEX Mall. If I could choose any single volume for instant translation, publication, and promotion, it might well be Discourses on … Continue reading

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Mother Courage and Her Scholars, part2

I had bought two second hand books on Brecht a while ago. Rhie Won-Yang’s Studies on Brecht (1984), discussed last time, is a mass-produced paperback (as far as academic literature is mass-produced), designed for students all around the country, and … Continue reading

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